Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Infancy 101

It is official.  My left hand has joined ranks with my right.  My right hand I cannot even begin to explain the pain 24/7 from fingers through my arm.  The left isn't nearly as bad, but I fear it will be before too long.  This makes it so hard to type.  I tried to write on a post it note yesterday and holy cow, you should have seen my handwriting!  I think a 1st grader has better penmanship!

My foot and heel have issues on and off with numbness and swelling.  My body is still sore almost all day long & there has been some interesting belly cramping as of last night (round ligament perhaps?).  I am happy to report the nausea has FINALLY subsided to only the morning.  It is a relief amongst everything else! 

I am finally starting to show.  I feel like a whale, though the ladies tell me I am still very small.  My belly button is freaking me out.  It is like a huge canyon.  I won't even talk about my aching hooters.  Or my thunder thighs.  haha  I have gained a total of 25 pounds and my body is definitely feeling it.  To be perfectly honest, right now I feel like my body is falling apart.  If it isn't one thing it is another.  And the lack of sleeping isn't helping at all.  I do keep a smile on my face though and when I get down- eyes on the prize-  Ninja. 

I got hit with a ton of bricks the other day when I realized we only have about 11 more weeks before the Ninja is due to be here.  And this is assuming I go full term.  Holy Mother of the Lord!  haha  Yes, we are so ready to meet him and have him here, but we still have so much to do and get in order!! 

Cover of our Infant 101 packet, kinda funny.
First things first- Joe and I went to our first baby class last night.  Infant 101- a two part series.  I'm not gonna lie.  I was skeptical.  But, it is essential because what the hell do we know about once the Ninja is here??  NOTHING.    I am so happy to report it was really great.  The woman who led the class had a way about her that wasn't judgemental (I am finding quite a bit of nasty judgement in some other Mom's when it comes to what you should or should not do, it's rather annoying).  Yes, she had her opinions and she was quite comfortable to share them, but she did so in a way that made you think- not resist.  Though there were points I didn't totally agree with some of them made me think more.  There was also so much information I had not yet heard about and ways to make those situations better and what to do.  I really liked her.  

Oh lawdy the BUMPER for the crib.  We spent some time talking about this in class and I decided to return the beautiful elephant bumper that Grandma Mary Ann generously purchased for the Ninja's crib.  Now that I have learned even more about how UNSAFE and UNNECESSARY they are it will go back.  I have broken up with the cuteness of it and moved to the reality of the safety for the Ninja.  Yes, I think I shed a little tear upon returning it.  I did exchange it for cute sheets & a blanket!  There was some left over on a gift card that I will use for some more of the fun elephant things.  Yes!

 We are still waiting for some of our nursery furniture to be delivered, so that is why I have held off in posting any pictures.  I promise the before and afters are coming soon!

Here are a couple Ninja goodies from my BeeF BooB, Traci in NashVegas & sweet Kathryn from work.  Thank you ladies!

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, you'll find lots of that when it comes to parenting. You take a little of this, a little of that, add in a dash of your own opinion, and you have a parenting style to work with.

    As for the bumper, well, I admit to using mine with both of my kiddos; I just found a way to make it safer for them.